Senior Data Engineer, UTXO



The engineering team at Chainalysis is inspired by solving the hardest technical challenges and creating products that build trust in cryptocurrencies
We’re a global organization with teams in Denmark, UK, Canada, the USA who thrive on the challenging work we do and doing it with other exceptionally talented teammates
Our industry changes every day and our job is to create user-facing products supported by a flexible and scalable data platform allowing us to adapt to those rapid changes and bring value to our customers

Data Engineers in the UTXO Clustering team strike a balance between forward-looking software engineering best practices, data science and data engineering
This team partners with data scientists, research and product teams, helping architect, create and maintain data pipelines for clustering based on heuristics and other data intelligence methods for Bitcoin, Litecoin, and other UTXO networks
This role requires a desire to deeply understand blockchain data, protocol schemas and nuances, and build scalable AWS ingest pipelines, lambdas and services
We measure success by the coverage of data clustered for the various Chainalysis products

In this role, you’ll:

  • Create tools for better data provenance of our clustering data sets and to support ongoing heuristic creation and law enforcement cases for different government agencies

  • Work closely with product management and our investigations team to provide data provenance services and data to our investigators, customers, and product suite

  • Design ETL pipelines to streamline ground truth intelligence and other seed data into our heuristics and then our product suites

  • Automate reporting of auditable data to our Investigations team

We’re looking for candidates who have: 

  • Experience building data pipelines, lakes, and streaming services

  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (AWS, GCP, etc

  • Experience creating deterministic algorithms and business logic for large-scale data systems

  • Understanding of efficient data structures, algorithms, and computational complexity

  • Experience planning, building, and owning production systems

  • Experience with SQL and object-oriented programming languages

Nice to have experience:

  • Understanding of how Bitcoin and other UTXO networks

  • Experience with Java

  • Experience with trial support cases and law enforcement

Technologies we use:

  • Java

  • Python

  • AWS

  • Kafka

  • Databricks

About Chainalysis

Blockchain technology is powering a growing wave of innovation
Businesses and governments around the world are using blockchains to make banking more efficient, connect with their customers, and investigate criminal cases
As adoption of blockchain technology grows, more and more organizations seek access to all this ecosystem has to offer
That’s where Chainalysis comes in
We provide complete knowledge of what’s happening on blockchains through our data, services, and solutions
With Chainalysis, organizations can navigate blockchains safely and with confidence

You belong here

At Chainalysis, we believe that diversity of experience and thought makes us stronger
With both customers and employees around the world, we are committed to ensuring our team reflects the unique communities around us
Some of the ways we’re ensuring we keep learning are an internal Diversity Committee, Days of Reflection throughout the year including International Women’s Day, Harvey Milk Day, World Humanitarian Day, and UN International Migrants Day, and a commitment to continue revisiting and reevaluating our diversity culture

We encourage applicants across any race, ethnicity, gender/gender expression, age, spirituality, ability, experience and more
If you need any accommodations to make our interview process more accessible to you due to a disability, don’t hesitate to let us know
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We can’t wait to meet you

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